FedEx increases capacity from APAC ahead of year-end holiday peak
FedEx Express has launched two new flights connecting Asia Pacific businesses to Europe and North America ahead of the year-end holiday peak.
The express transportation company has also added wide-body 767 freighters, making the FedEx fleet in Asia 100% wide-body.
The launch of these two new flights is the latest in the FedEx network expansion, as economies across APAC continue to rebound.
Combined with the four new intercontinental flights launched in July, FedEx has added 62 flights in and out of APAC per week with additional capacity to carry almost 2,700 tonnes.
These added flights contribute to a total of over 225 weekly flights in and out of APAC to the U.S. and Europe.
In addition to these new intercontinental flights, FedEx also increased its intra-Asia network capacity by replacing Boeing 757 narrow body freighters with Boeing 767 wide-body freighters.
This has almost doubled the cargo capacity to Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. The FedEx Boeing 767 freighter offers a maximum gross payload capacity of nearly 60,000 kgs, building on the current FedEx operational strength. At the same time, the wide-body aircraft provides 38% more fuel efficiency.
“With businesses reopening worldwide in varying phases, cross-border trade is gaining renewed momentum,” said Kawal Preet, president of the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region at FedEx Express.
“Building a more robust and resilient global network is vital to empowering APAC businesses and supporting them in tapping growth opportunities,” Preet said.
“Our intercontinental flight expansion, and enhancement of our fleet over the past few months, is testament to the FedEx commitment to support businesses of all sizes, particularly with the rapid growth of e-commerce and the upcoming year-end holiday peak,” she said.
Recently, FedEx further enhanced its cross-border e-commerce capabilities with the launch of FedEx® International Connect Plus (FICP), a new FedEx Express International, day-definite, e-commerce shipping service that combines competitive speed with attractive prices.